Tea Braised Pork Hock (茶香滷豬腳)

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Pork hock is a delicious dish quite similar to trotters but a bit meatier and larger. It’s flavorful, tender yet chewy skin is the star of the dish. The tea leaves adds a subtle tea fragrance that helped cut through the heaviness of the stew.

I was skeptical when I first saw the combination of soy sauce, cinnamon stick and tea leaves… really?? It just sounds weird. But I hadn’t been able to replicate the flavor I remember from home with the other recipes I tried so I figured it was worth a gamble. And I hit the jackpot!